Our buses run through the holidays, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day, with frequent services around the region. There are a few exceptions, so check our guide below for full details. 

Monday 18 until Friday 22 December

  • Buses run to normal timetables.


Saturday 23 December

  • Buses will run to normal Saturday timetables.


Christmas Eve - Sunday 24 December

Christmas Day - Monday 25 December

  • No buses run on Christmas Day.


Boxing Day - Tuesday 26 December

  • We are running special services so you can get to the sales, or visit your friends and family. 
  • Services on Boxing Day include Q1, X1, 2, Q2, Q3, 4, X5, 6, M6, 9, 10, 10A, 10B, 16A, 20, 21, X21, 27, X30, 35A, 47, 49, 49A, 53, 54, 56, 58, 60, 61, X66, 88, 97, 309 and 310.
  • Service 47 will be extended to Shotley Bridge and Consett.
  • Service 309 will run via Billy Mill instead of Cobalt.
  • Service 310 will additionally run via Hadrian Park. Between Verne Road and Hadrian Park the service will omit Norham Road North and Middle Engine Lane, instead running via Coast Road and Willington Square due to Norham Road bridge closure.
    Boxing Day timetables

Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December

  • Buses will run to Saturday timetables, with a few exceptions.
    • Angel 21 from Durham at 11.12pm will terminate at Chester-le-Street Front Street (Corals).
    • Fab 56 from Sunderland at 11.05pm will terminate at Concord Bus Station. 
    • NUFC Matchday Park & Ride will run on Wednesday evening.
    • Night Buses N21 and N56 will not run.

Friday 29 December


Saturday 30 December


New Year's Eve - Sunday 31 December

New Year's Day

  • No buses run on New Year's Day.


Tuesday 2 January 2018

  • Normal service resumes.

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